Categories for Foreign Dignitaries

31,165. 12/4/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/NATO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Enjoyed my meeting with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson of the United Kingdom at @10DowningStreet last night. Talked about numerous subjects including @NATO and Trade.”

Donald Trump,, December 4, 2019 4:22 am

31,164. 12/4/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RoyalFamily: 📷An official photograph of Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, NATO Secretary General and Heads of State and Gov…”

Donald Trump,, December 4, 2019 3:57 am

31,140. 12/3/2019

CANADA/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump just met with Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau of Canada.

Donald Trump,, December 3, 2019 12:45 pm

31,139. 12/3/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/FRANCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump just met with President @EmmanuelMacron of France—a partner of the United States in many key ven…”

Donald Trump,, December 3, 2019 11:26 am

31,120. 12/2/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “RT @thehill: #BREAKING: Ukraine’s Zelensky: I never talked to Trump about ‘position of a quid pro quo’…”

Donald Trump,, December 2, 2019 2:28 pm

31,025. 11/25/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump met with Prime Minister @BoykoBorissov earlier today on measures to strengthen the strategic par…” 

Donald Trump,, November 25, 2019 11:55 pm

30,783. 11/19/2019

DEMS/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “RT @RepMarkMeadows: I am struck by Schiff’s attempt to characterize President Trump’s conversation with President Zelensky as a ‘demand.’ I…”

Donald Trump,, November 19, 2019 1:06 pm

30,625. 11/14/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “RT @Jim_Jordan: TODAY the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Vadym Prystaiko, verified what we already knew: ‘I have never seen a direct relation…”

Donald Trump,, November 14, 2019 9:52 pm

30,624. 11/14/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “RT @Jim_Jordan: Calls & meetings: 7/25—Call between @POTUS and Zelensky 7/26—Volker & Taylor meet Zelensky 8/27—John Bolton meets Zelensky…”

Donald Trump,, November 14, 2019 9:51 pm

30,601. 11/14/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump gave an update on relations with Turkey at the top of his meeting with President Erdogan. https:…” 

Donald Trump,, November 14, 2019 6:29 am

30,600. 11/14/2019

DEMS/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “RT @TeamTrump: President @realDonaldTrump on the Democrat’s hearing while he was meeting with the leader of Turkey: ‘I would much rather fo…”

-Donald Trump,, November 14, 2019 6:28 am

30,326. 11/6/2019

AFRICA/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just had a meeting with top representatives from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to help solve their long running dispute on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, one of the largest in the world, currently being built. The meeting went well and discussions will continue during the day! 

Donald Trump,, November 6, 2019 2:10 pm

29,607. 10/18/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey accused President Trump on Friday [10-18-19] of having broken with ‘diplomatic and political courtesy’ by sending him a letter threatening to destroy the Turkish economy if he did not behave in ‘the right and humane way’ in Syria…At the same time, Mr. Erdogan said, ‘we also want it to be known that, when the time comes, the necessary thing will be done.’ It was the latest back and forth between the two leaders who have sought to portray themselves as strong-willed and unforgiving, and created an intensely personal backdrop for a policy decision with deadly serious consequences. Earlier this month, Mr. Trump gave Turkey the green light to invade northern Syria, pulling back 1,000 American troops and abandoning the Kurdish fighters who had for years been fighting side-by-side with American soldiers to defeat the Islamic State extremist group.”

Marc Santora, “Turkish President Slams Trump’s Letter for ‘Lack of Respect’,” The New York Times online, October 18, 2019

29,545. 10/16/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/KURDS/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “U.S. President Donald Trump warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a letter about Turkey’s incursion into Syria, ‘Don’t be a tough guy’ and ‘Don’t be a fool!’ The Oct. 9 letter was released by the White House on Wednesday as Trump battled to control the political damage following his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria, clearing the way for the Turkish incursion against America’s Kurdish allies. The letter tried to persuade Erdogan to reverse a decision to invade Syria that Erdogan told Trump about in an Oct 6 phone call. ‘Let’s work out a good deal!’ Trump said. ‘You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy – and I will.’”

Steve Holland, “Trump warned Erdogan in letter: ‘Don’t be a tough guy’ or ‘a fool’,” Reuters, October 16, 2019 2:04 pm

29,391. 10/11/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/ITALY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump will host Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House on Oct. 16, the White House said on Friday [10-11-19]. The two leaders will ‘celebrate the strong and enduring historical ties between the United States and Italy, which underpin our bilateral relationship,’ the White House said. The Italian president plays a mainly ceremonial role and usually stays out of day-to-day politics.”

Reuters Staff, “rump to host Italian President Mattarella at the White House on Thursday,” Reuters, October 11, 2019 5:25 pm

29,347. 10/10/2019

ELECTION/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump pledged to ‘drain the swamp’ of money and influence in Washington. But sludge has kept pouring in — and some of it is coming from foreigners who are trying to buy sway with the president and his advisers. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, were arrested on Thursday [10-10-19] and charged with trying to aid Ukrainian and Russian foreign nationals by secretly directing $325,000 to a pro-Trump super PAC. And they are only the latest in a string of moneymen and women connected to Trump — including possible Middle Eastern donors to Trump’s inaugural committee, Mar-a-Lago neighbor Cindy Yang, GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy and imprisoned former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort — who have come under scrutiny since 2016 over funneling foreign money into American politics. The string of allegations reveal gaping holes in America’s defenses against foreign influence in its politics and elections, stretching far beyond the inadequate cybersecurity that Russian hackers exploited in 2016.”

Maggie Severns, “‘A great big money party’: Foreign efforts to influence Trump keep piling up,” Politico, October 10, 2019 8:08 pm

29,165. 10/6/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @senjudiciary: TODAY: Chairman @LindseyGrahamSC urges Prime Ministers of Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom to continue working wit…” 

-Donald Trump,, October 6, 2019 5:05 pm

28,929. 9/30/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/FRANCE/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The telephone line had been secretly set up. President Trump waited on the other end. All President Hassan Rouhani of Iran had to do was come out of his hotel suite and walk into a secure room where Mr. Trump’s voice would be piped in via speaker. Mr. Rouhani and his aides were blindsided by the offer, presented to them by President Emmanuel Macron of France on an unannounced visit last Tuesday night to their quarters at the Millenium Hilton Hotel near the United Nations, where world leaders had converged for the annual General Assembly. It was a mission lifted out of a Hollywood thriller. Mr. Macron has sought for months to broker a thaw in the standoff between the United States and Iran, which has threatened to escalate into a new Middle East war. Accompanied by a small team of advisers, Mr. Macron awaited an answer outside the Iranian leader’s suite, according to three people with knowledge of the diplomatic gambit, which was first reported on Monday by The New Yorker.”

Farnaz Fassihi and Rick Gladstone, “How Iran’s President Left Trump Hanging, and Macron in the Hall,” the New York Times online, September 30, 2019

28,804. 9/27/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHISTLEBLOWER: “The White House concealed some reconstructed transcripts of delicate calls between President Trump and foreign officials, including President Vladimir V. Putin and the Saudi royal family, in a highly classified computer system after embarrassing leaks of his conversations, according to current and former officials. The handling of Mr. Trump’s calls with world leaders has come under scrutiny after questions over whether a transcript of a July 25 call with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, was improperly placed into this computer system. The latest revelations show the focus that White House officials put on safeguarding not only classified information but also delicate calls with Mr. Trump, the details of which the administration did not want leaked. A whistle-blower complaint accuses officials of trying to ‘lock down’ access to information about the conversation with Mr. Zelensky by improperly storing the reconstructed transcript of the July 25 call in the highly classified system after the call took place.”

Julian E. Barnes, Michael Crowley, Matthew Rosenberg and Mark Mazzetti, “White House Classified Computer System Is Used to Hold Transcripts of Sensitive Calls,” The New York Times online, September 27, 2019

28,797. 9/27/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “If that perfect phone call with the President of Ukraine Isn’t considered appropriate, then no future President can EVER again speak to another foreign leader!”

-Donald Trump,, September 27, 2019 10:24 am

28,793. 9/27/2019


Donald Trump,, September 27, 2019 8:25 am

28,733. 9/26/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “RT @CBSNews: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says he doesn’t want to be involved in US elections and he didn’t feel ‘pushed’ during…”

Donald Trump,, September 26, 2019 6:59 am

28,638. 9/24/2019

DEMS/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHISTLEBLOWER: “Sometimes President Trump is in the Oval Office when he talks on the phone with a president or prime minister. Occasionally he is flying aboard Air Force One. Often he is in the White House residence, picking up the phone from the Treaty Room, or from his private suite, to connect with a world leader. And at least on his end of the line, only a small circle of aides are privy to the conversation. Ever since Democrats revealed that a whistle-blower in the intelligence community had filed an ‘urgent’ report off a call the president held with a foreign leader, speculation has centered on how the person could have known what was said between Mr. Trump and Volodymir Zelensky, the young new leader of Ukraine. With some difficulty, it turns out. While Mr. Trump is on a call, his national security adviser is typically either in the room with him or listening in from his West Wing office.”

Annie Karni, “Trump’s Calls With World Leaders Are Freewheeling, but Few Have Access,” The New York Times online, September 24, 2019

28,630. 9/23/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Donald Trump’s first speech to the United Nations was met with gasps as he threatened to hurt Iran and Venezuela, and then nicknamed North Korea’s leader ‘Rocket Man.’ Trump’s second address elicited outright laughter in the chamber hall when he bragged his administration had accomplished more in two years than ‘almost any administration.’ Now, as Trump delivers his third speech to the United Nations on Tuesday [9-24-19], he is expected to espouse a familiar ‘America First’ theme that was once shocking to the U.N. audience — but now just leaves other foreign leaders searching for solutions without the United States…Trump likes to go it alone. That goes against the very reason the United Nations was created — to solve problems together. Still, whatever he does can hurt other countries. He threatened to send in the military after he said Iran attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil fields. He triggered economic jitters across the globe with his trade war against China. And he disagreed with just about everyone when he insisted North Korea didn’t violate a U.N. Security Council resolution when it re-started weapons testing.”

Anita Kumar, “Trump tries to make America relevant again to the U.N.,” Politico September 23, 2019 9:06 pm

28,588. 9/21/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….with a foreign leader. Was this person officially asked to listen to the conversation or was he or she secretly listening in?’ @GreggJarrett” 

Donald Trump,, September 21, 2019 4:47 pm